“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast.”
I had the honor of seeing the much anticipated live-action Beauty and the Beast over the weekend and I was blown away. This movie is absolutely incredible. From the sets, to the costumes, to the special effects, to the new dance sequences, everything was breathtaking and had me at the edge of my seat. Without further delay I give you a real mom’s review of the new Beauty and the Beast.
There were new scenes (which I will not giveaway because you need to see this movie) that filled in the gaps of questions we have all had for years. And the way in which they created these scenes made it seem like they should have always been there.A real moms review of the live action #beautyandthebeastmovie plus free coloring sheets. #beourguest Click To Tweet
Of course I loved the additional music and choreography that is not in the cartoon, or even in the staged version. The characters did such a great job at pulling you in then tugging at your heart strings. The Beast and Gaston might have been my favorite characters, but Belle was sweet and simple just as I imagine her to be in real life.
I will warn parents with children under the age of six, or children that are very sensitive, I do not think, in my humble opinion, that they might be ready for this movie. There were scenes that literally had me jumping out of my seat. I often thought that my four year old would definitely have some nightmares about certain scenes, like the wolves. It is only rated PG which means “parental guidance” so if you go I would suggest warning your little ones, especially if they are scare easily, about how frightening the Beast is going to seem in real life. A cartoon is a whole lot different when it is turned into something much more real. The same goes with all of the scenes with the wolves, I am pretty sure they were more scary than the wolves in Twilight. LOL!;) I also would warn that the way they treat Maurice (Belle’s father) is a lot more intense than in the cartoon (without giving too much away).
Overall, I think this movie was absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to watch it again and again! I also look forward to sharing it with my family, I just may wait a little while (or wait until is comes out on DVD and then fast forward through a few scenes). It really is my favorite love story of all time, so why not make it a date night?!? The movie officially comes out on March 17th and I highly suggest to go see it. I give it all the stars!;)
I’ve included some fun coloring pages for you and your littles. Just click the link, print and color away!
Belle and the Beast (click the link to print BeautyAndTheBeast_pdf_58ad0077b4a04 )
Belle (click the link to print BeautyAndTheBeast_pdf_58ad00649d1d7 )
Mrs. Potts and Chip (click the link to print BeautyAndTheBeast_pdf_58ad0027ce5f1 )
And for anyone that wants me to comment about all the drama regarding a certain topic in this movie, I will not. It was and is not an issue for me, I like to call that a non-issue, so please stop making it something it is not. Thank you!;)
*All photos credit to Disney Media except this one of me at the preview screening!;)